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Pittsburgh Screening of She Started It

Pittsburgh, PA

Join Ellevate Network in celebrating International Women’s Day with a screening of "She Started It", a documentary following five passionate young women who strive to compete in the tech world.

Tue, Mar 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Point Park University
201 Wood Street
JVH - 2nd floor of Thayer Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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In part of Ellevate Network's celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Ellevate Pittsburgh will be one of the many chapters screening She Started It.

She Started It, a documentary following five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys’ club of high tech startups.

She Started It gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, She Started It takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook.

Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, She Started It explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship—including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure, and risk aversion among young women. It exposes, too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies.

Parking: Free street parking after 6 p.m. Garages on Boulevard and Wood Street and on Third Ave. and Wood St.

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Kristy Wallace
Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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Community Discussion
Kristina Martin

Hello! We are excited for tonight's event. We wanted to share with you all that a portion of funds raised will go to Providence Connections, based here in Pittsburgh, PA. One of the representatives from the organization will be in attendance tonight! Here is more information on the Providence Connections mission: "Established as a nonprofit organization in 1994 with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Divine Providence Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side, Providence Connections strengthens families and enriches lives through comprehensive education and developmental opportunities for parents and children."

March 28, 2017